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John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.



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Sadayatana
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A prison taint was on everything there. The imprisoned air, the imprisoned light, the imprisoned damps, the imprisoned men, were all deteriorated by confinement. As the captive men were faded and haggard, so the iron was rusty, the stone was slimy, the wood was rotten, the air was faint, the light was dim. Like a well, like a vault, like a tomb, the prison had no knowledge of the brightness outside; and would have kept its polluted atmosphere intact, in one of the spice islands of the Indian...
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Dreams, as we all know, are very queer things: some parts are presented with appalling vividness, with details worked up with the elaborate finish of jewellery, while others one gallops through, as it were, without noticing them at all, as, for instance, through space and time. Dreams seem to be spurred on not by reason but by desire, not by the head but by the heart, and yet what complicated tricks my reason has played sometimes in dreams , what utterly incomprehensible things happen to it! -...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, jack hertz & total e.t., my day is gone, my own...
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Sometimes, when I was sitting in the Crimson Cabaret on a rainy night, I thought of myself as occupying a waiting room for the abyss (which of course was exactly what I was doing) and between sips from my glass of wine or cup of coffee I smiled sadly and touched the front pocket of my coat where I kept my imaginary ticket to oblivion. - Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco (2006) start artist title 00:00 Icoste Eve 07:07 Synaptic Necropolis Echo Into Void (EI-Reflection) 11:20 Steam flow...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, icoste, mescaline sessions, steam flow, stefan paulus,...
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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. - Federico Fellini, Fellini on Fellini (1976) start artist title 00:00 kepheus cut the hand 06:21 The Implicit Order Fire On The Mountain Lightning In The Air 10:26 The Implicit Order Poor Beecher's Funeral 14:19 Fellirium Show me your true self 15:31 Fellirium Give me your sorrows 30:51 EugeneKha Bells Of Disturbing Spring 54:20 Bing Satellites Strange Noises Along Drottninggatan 84:10 Simon Slator Solace...
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, experimental, podcast, bing satellites, eugenekha, fellirium, kepheus,...
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She’s like smoke : you think you’re seeing her clearly enough, but when you reach for her there’s nothing there. That’s a sort of strength, I suppose. But it makes her hard to figure out. - Ryū Murakami, Audition (2009) start artist title 00:00 seetyca augsterne 11:51 Deamorphin Are pressed to a decline 23:50 Viktorianna Viktorianna I 53:05 seetyca die allegorie des verderbens part I/III 71:33 Grove of Whispers 2014-02-27 (featuring Annemarie Borg Antara) 78:45 HäxenexäH HäxenexäH...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, deamorphin, eugenekha, häxenexäh, materia confusa,...
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It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you … On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones. - Carl Sagan start artist...
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, judith peacock cummings, lucette bourdin and darrell...
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The cultural-historical meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their influence on European intellectual history, can scarcely be overestimated. Here suffering humankind found a cure for its rational, objective, cleft intellect, in a mystical totality experience, that let it believe in immortality, in an everlasting existence. - Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980) start artist title 00:00 Hsin-Jung Tsai 無量壽佛祈請文 03:19 Free Tibet Mystical Glow 06:54 Halgrath Her Winter of...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, ambient, podcast, circle of pines, fellirium, free tibet, halgrath,...
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It was to be a quick peek through a hand-wide crack, but enough to risk disillusionment and the dispersal of all the enchanting traumas he had articulated in his brain and his books, scattering them like those peculiar shadows he supposed lingered in that room. And the voices—would he hear their hissing which heralded her presence in a zone swirling with roping shapes? He kept his eyes fixed upon his hand on the doorknob, turning it gently to nudge open the door. So the first thing he saw was...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, erik satie & peter j, l'horrible passion, muhr,...
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You are a true believer. Blessings of the state, blessings of the masses. Thou art a subject of the divine. Created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses. - OMM 0000, THX 1138 start artist title 00:00 Kolpakopf INFERIAE 12:38 Arctica Your Journey Begins Now 61:24 Willy Stamati Menstrual Blood 65:50 SandSpace imbalance 73:53 Astral & Shit palus 95:19 Meho Toranj Zla 106:50 Meho Glasovi Zla 114:50 Meho Oblaci Zla 117:15 Space Satanbeat Mu†▲Gen
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         - Jawaharlal Nehru start artist title 00:00 Jeff Sampson Unaware 03:35 Grove of Whispers Bandits (unreleased) 29:02 Metamorfrozen Storms of Neptune 33:15 Fellirium Silhouettes in the Mist 52:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation II 67:48 Metamorfrozen Mountains of Madness 68:12 Gasgruel Part II - The First Day After 80:51 Gasgruel Part III - No Thing 84:40 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation I 94:48 Gasgruel Part I - Inwardness 99:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation III 104:12 Backyard...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, backyard ghost, fellirium, gasgruel, jeff...
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I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me. - Hermann Hesse, Demian (1919) start artist title 00:00 Pollux & Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt For It Flows From Within (feat. Kasi Pani K & Udo Lindermann) 09:33 DisFatum Here You Are Alone 14:53 Nightspirit Interstellar Medium II 23:40 Шесть Мёртвых Болгар Покрывало света 29:49 Grove of Whispers 2014-11-14...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, cousin silas, disfatum, isfjell & cloower wooma,...
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At night the choppers buzz the bamboo roof of the jungle, dumping from three thousand feet to little more than a hundred, circling, climbing, circling again, no LZ to land in, no casualties to pick up. Above the roar of the rotorwash come the shrieks of the damned: wails, moans, plaintive cries of Vietnamese. It’s real William Castle stuff, weird sounds and screaming meemies, but even knowing it’s coming from a tape recorder, even hearing the static hiss of the loudspeakers mounted on the...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, soundscapes, podcast, edu comelles, enoch's vision, fornax, fosel, irene west...
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archive.org backyardghost.com darkwinter.com death-records.ru earthmantra.com joefrawley.bandcamp.com otium.ru www.archive.org www.qulture.ru start artist title 00:00 Sealord Albania-RadioTirana7160Am0230z-0242z09-12-01 00:28 LN 313 Sector of Chaos (R VI) 03:35 Subterrestrial Salt, Sulphur & Mercury 10:33 Sealord Monaco-RadioMonaco8728khzUsb0458z-0504z03-18-10 10:48 Nagual Art The Garden 13:55 Sadayatana Show ID #56 (Disturbed Earth Loves the Sadaytana and You and Your Loved Ones Should...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, aegri somnia, backyard ghost, cdrx, cdrx and kecap tuyul, chvnx,...
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Were not the longing of the sad old men for the unfinished dream , the regret for days lost without ever being had, concealed in the secret of this house? Eguchi had thought before that girls who did not awaken were ageless freedom for old men. Asleep and unspeaking, they spoke as the old men wished. - Yasunari Kawabata, "The House of the Sleeping Beauties" (1961) start artist title 00:00 Senmuth Emptiness of Nun's Chaotic Waters 02:12 Item Caligo They all smiled 11:37 Bulkrate Into...
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Tonight's show was a collage of various things. Thanks again to C.P. McDill and Webbed Hand Records . Akashic Crow's Nest's " Rain 2 " and Djinnestan's " Purr " both made a big splash in the chatroom for their hypnotic qualities. start artist title 00:00 Billy San Superfader 00:25 3spds Sweet Acceleration 05:34 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 2 08:02 Fubsan Karjalan Soutulaulut 11:10 AVOIDANT Birth In Carpathia I 17:14 Tsone Occident 21:33 Scott Taylor Andesite Black 25:12 Nigel...
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Mostly this show is about automated random whispers over drones and stretched out classical music. Much inspiration is taken from the music of György Ligeti . It works fairly well and I enjoy result. I think you will too. Whispers provided by Ayn Morgan reading (whispering) from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's " The Little Prince ", Charles Baudelaire's " Flowers of Evil " and T.S. Eliot's " The Wasteland ". Thank you Ayn. start artist title 00:00 Hidekazu Wakabayashi...
Topics: drone, experimental, noise, podcast, audran arcanek, backyard ghost, christian galarreta, circle of...
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Their [the stars] influence on our fate is considerably less than the influence of a banana peel, on which you can slip and break your leg. But there is no interest in banana peels, whereas serious periodicals include horoscopes [...] It lifts his spirits. The whole universe revolves around him, and even if things aren't going well, even if the stars are lined up in such a way that the suspenders manufacturer loses his shirt and the individual consequently loses his job, it's still more...
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, experimental, podcast, sadayatana, alan morse davies, emerald rustling, oum...
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Drones mixed with almost live police and emergency service scanner feeds leading up to the New Years Eve celebration. The scanner feeds were from major cities around the U.S.A., including Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Reno. Thank you to radio reference for providing the scanner feeds. This show dedicated to law enforcement, fire and emergency service people everywhere. start artist title 00:00 Daniel Vincent Take One 00:44 Clutter Annulled Days 03:04 Daniel Vincent Lost...
Topics: drone, field recordings, dark ambient, altus, aphotic starfield, bessie smith, cdrx and the ghost...
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All men are stuck in a kind of fog . They're surrounded by a wall of fog. They think this is perfectly normal, but it's not. It means that since they can't see much beyond their own little situation, they tend to vegetate. They need some immediate stimulus to keep them alert. - Colin Wilson, "The Black Room" (1975) start artist title 00:00 The Dark Conspiracy A' Phìob Mhòr 07:38 Sonoprint Glitch Paintings 13:25 Vladimir Hirsch Chiasmas 16:08 The Nanook Incident The Nanook Incident...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, aevum spiritus, dementium, digital mass, emptywhale,...
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Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. - Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) start artist title 00:00 Stefan Paulus Pilgrimage To The Internal Entrance Of Mt. Säntis 22:41 Luís Antero Territory 25:44 Kinematik VKE Chaotic Rotations 57:14 Reverse Projection Old Potion 59:59 Sebastiane Hegarty Rain choir: Recital 61:36 Kinematik VKE The Pluto-Charon Binary 83:30 Reverse Projection 800mts 90:15 Kinematik VKE On Approach 109:30 Sebastiane Hegarty...
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I hoped for nothing. And yet I lived in expectation. Since she had gone, that was all that remained. I did not know what achievements, what mockery, even what tortures still awaited me. I knew nothing, and I persisted in the faith that the time of cruel miracles was not past. - Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961) start artist title 00:00 United Nations General Assembly Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Japanese/Read by KK 00:35 his Namelessness Is Legion Dullwich 12:57 Evilnox A Premonition...
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What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1997) start artist title 00:00 djbarney Frequency Wave Original Mix 00:50 Lluvia Acida Glaciar 05:42 Mary Shelley & The Implicit Order Drakpost 28:30 senselessness Àáñòèíåíòíûé...
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There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream , we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, soundscapes, podcast, aairria, billie holiday, charles premier &...
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This was a fun show. One of my best ones I think. Straight dark ambient with some noise and soundscapes. Couple tracks from Mystified's as yet unreleased "Drifting". Actually it was released in 2007 for sale on recycled cassettes , but coming out again soon on Buddhist on Fire as CC music. Backyard Ghost again. Played these tracks on " Calm, Happy Whispers ", and listening to it later, it felt like I needed a seatbelt. Backyard Ghost rocks (in an ambient way of course...)...
Topics: dark ambient, noise, soundscapes, podcast, mystified, abyss, backyard ghost, belltonesuicide,...
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The show starts with the title track from Kirill Platonkin's release " Silence is Important ". Kirill said: "...the latest one (Silence Is Important) includes some experiments with throat singing...". Experiment? Success! Had thought to do like a Halloween show with clinking and clanking and like you know. But it kind of rubbed against my ideas about dark ambient. I feel like it's a misunderstood genre in that people expect it to be creepy and dark, etc. It can be but I feel...
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This hypnagogic condition . Attention-faculty diminished so that twilight state obtains; world seen merely in symbolic, archetypal aspect, totally confused with unconscious material.. - Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (1962) start artist title 00:00 elizabeth veldon milngavie to carbeth 01:30 Thomas Besley Niche constructions 10:32 Caroline McKenzie did i really think i was safer in the dark? 21:39 Grenzregionen 436 29:21 Grove of Whispers Grove of Whispers 2013-01-25 40:56 Caroline...
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This one reflects my mood at the time. Dark, grim, isolated. A lot of snow type sounds. Like you're lost in the tundra or something. My grim mood turned into your listening pleasure. I think... start artist title 00:00 The Implicit Order I Am Not Resigned 01:50 Deep Frozen Lands Mirage in ice desert 08:02 Darkened Soul Nighttime Dreams 10:11 NEBEL Abyssus abyssum invocat 14:34 Deep Frozen Lands Life of the polar explorer 22:08 Metamorfrozen Diamond Dust 25:45 Wavespan & Mystified Dark...
Topics: isolationism, dark ambient, siberia, scattered bones, soundscapes, cephalophore, darkened soul,...
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But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathed, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at 4 o'clock in the morning. . - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (1997) start artist title 00:00 Nagual Art An den Winter 01:54 Wings Of An Angel...
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A number of people have associated with them a personality that is not theirs, one that is borrowed from one or more members of their emotional environment. To be born into a family is to be, if I may say it this way, possessed. This possession is transmitted from generation to generation: the enchanted becomes the enchanter in projecting onto his children what was projected onto him—unless an awakening comes to break the cycle. (...) For the awakening to become operable, I must make the...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, cousin silas, in, nagual art, wings of an angel
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He remembered the top, the sudden leveling of the hill, when the climb ceased and the other part of it began. How many times had he done this? The several times blurred; future and past blurred; what he had already experienced and what he would eventually experience blended so that nothing remained but the moment, the standing still and resting during which he rubbed the cut on his arm which the stone had left. God, he thought in weariness. In what way is this fair? Why am I up here alone like...
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It is now very clear that techniques of machine-human interfacing, pharmacology of the synthetic variety, all kinds of manipulative techniques, all kinds of data storage, imaging and retrieval techniques– all of this is coalescing toward the potential of a truly demonic or angelic kind of self-imaging of our culture... And the people who are on the demonic side are fully aware of this and hurrying full-tilt forward with their plans to capture everyone as a 100% believing consumer inside some...
Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, 21 gramms, accasari, bunk data, cp mcdill,...
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Why should this propensity to seek beauty in darkness be so strong only in Orientals? The West too has known a time when there was no electricity, gas, or petroleum, yet so far as I know the West has never been disposed to delight in shadows . Japanese ghosts have traditionally no feet; Western ghosts have feet, but are transparent. As even this trifle suggests, pitch darkness has always occupied our fantasies, while in the West even ghosts are clear as glass. This is true too of our household...
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Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers , and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. - Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961) start artist title 00:00 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 1 03:01 K.M.Krebs Rain I 44:57 Tribe Of Astronauts Rain 3 97:09 Akashic Crow's Nest Rain 1 97:38 Ghostheory Rain 146:24 Tribe of Astronauts Rain 2 148:21 Rolling Calf Sinfonette Rain II 162:51...
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And as he lay there a far crack of lightning went bluely down the sky and bequeathed him in an embryonic bird's first fissured vision of the world and transpiring instant and outrageous from dark to dark a final view of the grotto and the shapeless white plasm struggling upon the rich and incunabular moss like a lank swamp hare. - Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark (1968) start artist title 00:00 Deleno na Nula Electric Mantra 05:22 f l o d Eulogia 2 11:01 Psychic Hybrid Finding The Hidden Pathway...
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...like knight and maiden meeting to exchange vows amongst haunted ruins . The starlight was good enough for that story, a light so faint and remote that it cannot resolve shadows into shapes, and show the other shore of a stream. I did look upon the stream that night and from the very place; it rolled silent and as black as Styx: the next day I went away, but I am not likely to forget what it was she wanted to be saved from when she entreated him to leave her while there was time. She told me...
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Topics: dark ambient, drone, electroacoustic, podcast, alan morse davies, alex moore, ashlesha ix, darkness...
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The show opens with a mashup of a numbers station recording by Sealord and Life's Darker Than Death: " Silence ". Then new from Impulsive Habitat , Jan Kees-Helms: " Barcelona ". Several tracks from the new Brownian Motion contact microphone compilation are featured: " Coupe Of Negation Theorem As Contact Trickery ". And again, several tracks from The Chestnut Tree compilation are featured. Really great stuff. The show closes with another 78 digitized for your...
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I seemed to float not into clearness, but into a darker obscure , and within a minute there had come to me out of my very pity the appalling alarm of his being perhaps innocent. It was for the instant confounding and bottomless, for if he were innocent, what then on earth was I? - Henry James, The Turn of the Screw (1898) start artist title 00:00 Akashic Crow's Nest Supernaculum 01:36 Grove Of Whispers 2012-11-15 21:19 Akashic Crow's Nest Tylwyth Teg 30:07 Djinnestan Rain 3 40:49 elizabeth...
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I think the key image of the 20th century is the man in the motor car. It sums up everything: the elements of speed, drama, aggression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods with the technological landscape. The sense of violence and desire, power and energy; the shared experience of moving together through an elaborately signalled landscape. We spend a substantial part of our lives in the motor car, and the experience of driving condenses many of the experiences of being a human...
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The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others--the living--are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it's In. - Hunter S. Thompson start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers untitled 21:42 Wings Of An Angel...
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Started the show with an edited version of Wagner's " Ride of the Valkyries ". Corny but good fun. I love the smell of 78's in the morning. Played a lot of the music of Materia Confusa . Thanks to Webbed Hand Records for providing this great music and to Materia Confusa for making it. Really great. Big response in the chatroom too. Thanks also to Kirill Platonkin for making his new release " Trails " available for me to include in the show. Just a snippet of Mystified's new...
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, ablaze eternal, alfred cortot, bertrand larrieu,...
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You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boys whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since - on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. The...
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Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it...
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There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an...
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You buy furniture, you tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. buy the sofa, then for a couple of years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled, then the right set of dishes, then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things that you used to own, now they own you. - Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1996) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2014-03-22 March Equinox...
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However Simon thought of the beast , there rose before his inward sight the picture of a human at once heroic and sick. - William Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954) start artist title 00:00 Alvaro Ortiz and FM3 Standing Like a Tree, part 1 05:09 CDRX Greerings from Heidiland 16:55 The Industrialism Thunderstorm in Magnetic Tapes 41:13 Steam flow Days of Loneliness 43:34 Zreen Toyz Grimoire Of Eternity 2 The Styx.s Meanders 47:56 Matthew Lee Knowles Determined On Yellow Light (Doyle) 50:45 iaiko...
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I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you. - Frida Kahlo, Diary of Frida Kahlo start artist title 00:00 MBD Brilliant White Raiment...
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You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday dont count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it's made out of. Nothin else. You might think you could run away and change your name and I dont know what all. Start over. And then one mornin you wake up and look at the ceilin and guess who's layin there? - --Cormac McCarthy, "No Country for Old Men" (2005) start artist title 00:00 Molly Ringworm Victory Over The Machines 00:54...
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There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of...
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A film is a petrified fountain of thought. - Jean Cocteau, Esquire magazine (February 1961) start artist title 00:00 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-2 04:54 ovdk vs seetyca dsm III - the cristalline entity 20:38 ovdk vs seetyca toward the yanan dağlar 31:10 EugeneKha The Lost November 34:24 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-5 55:30 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-6 59:04 ovdk vs seetyca ryuma go 70:06 Kinematik VKE Returning The Hind 77:56 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-4 81:29 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-3 90:18...
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This show is almost completely composed of music taken from the community audio section of archive.org . Basically all the dark ambient material I could find there. Well, rather it's taken from that material. It comes to just thousands and thousands of tracks. My favorite discovery this time was the music of Morpheus and Chaos Condensed . The show starts with a "mashup" of some of this material and other tracks are found throughout. Good stuff. So this show is kind of a take on the...
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He liked caves, and was tempted to set out for it. But distances here were deceptive, and there might not be time before dark; besides, he did not feel the necessary energy inside him. “Tomorrow I’ll come earlier and go up,” he said to himself. He stood looking up the valley a little wistfully, his tongue seeking the fig seeds between his teeth, with the small tenacious flies forever returning to crawl along his face. And it occurred to him that a walk through the countryside was a sort...
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No sooner had one season slipped out the door than the next came in by another door. A person might scramble to the closing door and call out, Hey, wait a minute, there’s one last thing I forgot to tell you. But nobody would be there any more. The door shuts tight. Already another season is in the room, sitting in a chair, striking a match to light a cigarette. Anything you forgot to mention, the stranger says, you might as well go ahead and tell me, and if it works out, I’ll get the...
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Writing is nothing more than a guided dream . - Jorge Luis Borges, El informe de Brodie (1970) start artist title 00:00 senselessness CuDu 02:06 Ptarkh Insulin 14:49 Moon River Moon River Singers 16:15 Wandering Wind & WMRI Requiem for the Past 19:49 EugeneKha April 2012: Rain, Thunder, Just Moscow Day 27:29 Dark Flow Redshift 33:38 Iker Ormazabal; Oier Iruretagoiena 1 36:42 Ars Sonor & Mutate Oceanic Tide (The End of a Road) 39:50 elizabeth veldon friday: the general synopsis 44:24...
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It was a burning wind -- it burned through Susan's sleep like acid on silk, reaching deep into each smooth furrow of her body. The nightgown was too much. Her breasts felt as though covered with sand, with insects, as though she lay buried to the neck in an anthill in a hot summer storm. By turns it was terrible and then sweet -- a tickling, moving, crawling sensation. An awareness of the physical that not even sleep could override. - Jack Ketchum, Ladies' Night (1997) start artist title 00:00...
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A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, "plate," or "shrimp," or "plate of shrimp" out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of...
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After the commonplaces of everyday life, with their muffled dramas , all my organic expertise for dealing with physical injury had long been blunted or forgotten. The crash was the only real experience I had been through for years. - J.G. Ballard, Crash start artist title 00:00 Krispen Hartung The Ambient Wasp 01:05 Khate Basic 05:45 RedSk Liquor Store Raid (Ethanol VS Blood Mix by Pollux) 08:48 Christian Galarreta hbtcn Bs As 10:41 Vanishing Point Low Flying Aircraft 11:15 Christian Galarreta...
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A shadow may be infinitely dark, and also of infinite degrees of absence of darkness . The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow. - Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci III start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers Live Electro-Music.com Autumn 2012-09-22 59:33 Digital...
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Danny: What about Room 237? Hallorann: Room 237? Danny: You're scared of Room 237, ain't ya? Hallorann: No, I ain't. Danny: Mr. Hallorann. What's in Room 237? Hallorann: Nothin'. There ain't nothin' in Room 237. But you ain't got no business goin' in there anyway, so stay out. You understand? Stay out! - The Shining (1980) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Outpost (extended version) 14:19 Spectrical Emergent Forms 75:40 Negative Eholot Manok 78:58 Meho 03.00 a.m. 84:42 Meho Walking...
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Starting with an hour long piece by Palancar that reminds me of Eno's bell studies and experiments I did inspired by same. Most of the rest of the show is devoted to dark ambient releases from the dna-productions netlabel. And finishing with a game of tag between To Repel Ghosts and Nagual Art --this is as christmas-y as I will be getting. * Palancar: Singularity * DJ Speaks Epsilon Eridani: Lamentos Lejanos * Epsilon Eridani: Falling Asleep * Epsilon Eridani: Unknown Message Received From A...
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At some point after moving out to Houston I heard about a genre of music called " Chopped and Screwed ". I always try to burrow into whatever local scene exists. If there is not support for the local scene there is no music scene.... Ya anyway, looking forward to my first taste of "Chopped and Screwed", when I finally heard some I was sorely disappointed. It's music that sounds like you're overdosing on cough medicine ya see. What the hell is the crap? [I asked myself.]...
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`Excuse me,` Rene said in a strangled voice. `I'm not asking you about the quality of my flesh. Rather, I'd like to know how you find it since the last time we met.` `You astonish me anew, my little treasure. You are simply stupendous. Why, I'll tell you that your flesh is better now than ever before. One can now say that it's at its peak.` And without another word, she bit him on the lips . - Virgilio Pinera, Rene's Flesh (1985) start artist title 00:00 INS61 Rewinding 00:48 Elizabeth...
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“Fear,' Jason said, “can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. If you're afraid you don’t commit yourself to life completely; fear makes you always, always hold something back.' - Philip K. Dick: Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (1974) start artist title 00:00 radio reference Amateur Repeater Los Angeles Area 147.435mhz 01:06 The Ernie 4 The ERNIE 4 Is Playing At My House (otay mix) 05:29 escapefromnoise shortwave snippets #4 12:52 Anastasia Vronski & Ricardo Al The groom is...
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I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one. This stuff is ruled by the equations of dynamics and chaos. There may be entities seeking control, but to seek control is to take enormous aggravation upon yourself. It's like trying to control a dream . - Terence McKenna, Dreaming Awake at the End of Time (1998) start artist title 00:00 Ombient Live on Sadayatana 59:19 Bing Satellites...
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Nevertheless, life and death are mysterious states, and we know little of the resources of either. - Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 Ayato & Natalia Kamia NO BREAK 01:45 Kolpakopf Untitled 30:38 Arctica Tabatiel (Illidriel Continue) 61:16 Red Fog Cinder Petals 72:33 lost-radio Scene VIII 80:48 Wings Of An Angel The Unearthly Demagogue And His Amber Of Sorrows 94:29 Kreazot-Maks Back side 1 96:24 Mescaline Sessions Pyramid of the Magician 109:10 Mescaline Sessions...
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I heard people talk about immortality, but I ain't seen it. I wondered how it'd be when I died. What it'd be like to know this breath now was the last one you was ever gonna draw. I just hope I can meet it the same way she did. With the same... calm. 'Cause that's where it's hidden --the immortality I hadn't seen. - Private Witt, The Thin Red Line (1998) start artist title 00:00 05:42 We Are All Alone Clouds Collide RMX 09:00 Tribe of Astronauts Cyanotomy 36:57 Kinematik VKE with Mystified Nix...
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The Beduin could not look for God within him: he was too sure that he was within God . He could not conceive anything which was or was not God, Who alone was great; yet there was a homeliness, an everyday-ness of this climatic Arab God, who was their eating and their fighting and their lusting, the commonest of their thoughts, their familiar resource and companion, in a way impossible to those whose God is so wistfully veiled from them by despair of their carnal unworthiness of Him and by the...
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Everything has two aspects: the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction. - Giorgio de Chirico, On Mystery and Creation, Paris (1913) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers The Coinlocker Heart 05:22 shinichiroa The last wave 21:02 Tamayurakurage and Emerge Meltdown 1 31:43 Grove of Whispers Frozen (featuring Michelle Yom) 44:30...
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Despite the fact that the whole situation was garbed in a wrapping woven of dreams , and wholly at odds with reason, it nonetheless took control of me with a despotic force. My heart became filled with the delights and pains of living in expectation. That whole night I did not sleep a single moment, as my imagination went roaming through the vastness of time that comprised past, present, and future together, drunk with the intoxication that total freedom brings. - Naguib Mahfouz, The Time and...
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This is an impromptu show from this past Wednesday night. It was more of an experimental, just for fun testing type deal, not really meant to be podcast. But then disaster struck --my computer died. If you were listening Friday at the regularly scheduled time for Sadayatana you may have noticed it was a repeat of a previous show. Well now you know why. But the podcast must go on, so here is the show from Wednesday. Computer repairs going good. See you next week. start artist title 02:38 Louigi...
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Thanks to C.P. McDill for recording some of his 78s especially for Sadayatana. You'll hear one at the end of this show. C.P. McDill says: "Recorded off a totally acoustic wind-up gramophone... a portable Phonola from the 30s, popular with picnickers and soldiers. in good shape..." "I used to take it to Prospect Park... someone asked me to turn it down. I said 'it only has one volume: ON'..." And to all the artists who release their music with a creative commons license:...
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Objective knowledge, the idea of unity included, belongs to objective consciousness. The forms which express this knowledge when perceived by subjective consciousness are inevitably distorted and, instead of truth, they create more and more delusions. With objective consciousness it is possible to see and feel the unity of everything . But for subjective consciousness the world is split up into millions of separate and unconnected phenomena. Attempts to connect these phenomena into some sort of...
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I wasn't too much in the mood to play other people's music tonight so I just played live as grove of whispers. For a bit there my midi controller was totally out of control. It still sounded good though. I gave it a good talking to. These people were worthy of love and admiration in their blind loyalty, in their blind strength and tenacity. With the exception of one small thing , one tiny little thing, they lacked nothing that the sage and thinker had, and that was the consciousness of the...
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All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, is reassimilated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonise past and future . The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emotions and sexuality in attractive and...
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For centuries, the battle of morality was fought between those who claimed that your life belongs to God and those who claimed that it belongs to your neighbors - between those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of ghosts in heaven and those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of incompetents on earth. And no one came to say that your life belongs to you and that the good is to live it. - --Ayn Rand, "Atlas Shrugged" (1957) start artist...
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Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow. - --Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (April, 1891) start artist title 00:00 Aloardi AV2 - 6.59.99 04:44 Ayankoko 2013.2.25llrec11.26.49 08:47 Enrico Coniglio/GFR Sabbion (14'40'') 21:38 Alozeau and Miquel Parera A Cold Void 29:57 Wings of an Angel Therein Hide My Beautiful Shadows Of Self Destruction (Your Tenderness Cannot Save Me Anymore...) 33:59...
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